Mykhailo Shcherbakov

NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet Audition Director and Soloist Mykhailo ShcherbakovMykhailo Shcherbakov

Mykhailo was born in Pugachov, Russia and moved to Kyiv at just ten years old to start studying ballet at the Kyiv Choreographic College. While in school, he participated in many ballet competitions, including the famous Serge Lifar International Ballet Competition and the International Ballet Competition and Contest of Choreographers in Moscow. In 2008, Mykhailo was invited to join the Kyiv Municipal Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet for Children and Youth. A year later he became a Principal Dancer at the theater and has participated in every performance since he started working there.

He began studying at National Pedagogical Dragomanov University in 2010 and graduated in just two years with a degree in teaching. Mykhailo has traveled all over the world performing with a few ballet companies. He has performed in multiple countries including: Japan, South Korea, Germany, Italy, Spain, Norway, Finland, Denmark and France. Mykhailo joined NUTCRACKER! Magical Christmas Ballet in 2016 and performs in NUTCRACKER! as Brother Fritz, the French Variation, and the Nutcracker Doll.